From the Bel Air Downtown Alliance:
The 3/50 Project has been described by Fox News as “the formula that could save some local businesses that might not otherwise survive”. Relying on the simple premise ““Pick 3 independently owned businesses, spend 50 dollars each month, save your local economy”, the 3/50 Project sprung from a simple blog post in March 2009, went viral via social media, then exploded onto the national stage as a way to help local brick and mortar businesses reclaim consumer dollars. Cinda Baxter, business owner and the founder of The 3/50 Project is coming to Harford Community College’s Globe Cafe, Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, to speak about the momentum of this campaign and the opportunities that The 3/50 Project can provide to businesses and consumers.
Cinda Baxter began a simple, but powerful message in 2009. Featured by Consumer Reports as “Buzz of the Week,” the Project has enjoyed positive coverage in the National Media including CNN, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and hundreds of local new channels around the country.
Harford County business organizations including the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, Town of Bel Air Office of Economic Development, Harford County Chamber of Commerce, Harford County Office of Economic Development, Havre de Grace Economic Development, Havre de Grace Main Street, Havre de Grace Tourism and Marketing, and True Housewives have joined in support of the 3/50 Project. Harford County businesses and consumers will have an opportunity to hear directly from the founder of the movement about the impact that buying local has on strengthening the brick and mortar businesses in our communites.
The event will be held at Harford Community College’s Globe Café, located in the Student Center. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Space is limited, so order your tickets today! Complimentary light fare and non-alcoholic beverages will be available, as well as, a cash bar for beer and wine. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting www.HarfordChamber.org or by calling the Harford County Chamber of Commerce at 410-838-2020. For more information, please visit www.DowntownBelAir.com.